Category Organic Drinks

Coffee Addict? The Reasons why You Should Switch to Organic Coffee and the Best Brands to Choose From

Are you aware on what’s behind the coffee you are consuming? Did you know that consuming organic coffee is still the best option rather than drinking non-organic ones?

Coffee naturally contains caffeine. There’s no difference if it is organic or not, it still has caffeine. The  huge difference between organic and non-organic coffee is the method of farming. Farming is not certified organic if the soil is not free from chemical fertilizers and insecticides for at least three years. Synthetic nitrogen, potash, and phosphate are the inorganic fertilizers commonly used in farming. The question is how sure are you that your coffee is not a source of unsafe pesticides? Due to widespread use of these chemicals, consumers’ healths are at risk.

Unfortunately, coffee increases the tendency of having poor health. Excessive coffee drinking may lead to leukemia, arthritis, stroke, or stomach cancer. And pregnant women is very much prohibited to drinking coffee because this can be the reason for miscarriage, underweight of the new born baby, or the baby will have defects in the body such as cleft palate. This is very frightening to know especially if you are planning to have a family of your own.

Organic coffee is free from toxins coming from pesticides. It is grown without giving any harm to the environment. Usually, coffee grows in shaded and precipitous sites. It is fully grown following a strict and environment friendly rules in farming. Here is the list of organic coffee brands that I have researched and assured to have grown responsibly and fairly traded coffee. They have excellent reviews, too. Let us evaluate if we have the same pick. Choose your best flavor!

1. The Organic Coffee Co. – A perfectly rounded blend yielding a medium bodied, complex flavor that is shade grown

 

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2. Granny’s Gourmet Coffee-Whole Organic Coffee Beans from Hondura’s Marcala region. It has Medium Roasted-Mild Creamy Flavor-hinting of Mild Cherry and Milk Chocolate

 

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3. Equal Exchange Organic Coffee – this is a Blend of Medium and Vienna Roasted Coffees

 

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4. Jim’s Organic Coffee – wholesale coffee roaster dedicated to providing the very finest certified organic coffees available

 

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5. Cameron’s Organic Whole Bean Coffee – this coffee possesses a sharp, bittersweet tang. This is grown and processed without use of pesticides, herbicide or chemicals.

 

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There are varieties of coffees produce organically by different companies. If you decided to go for organic coffee and don’t have any idea of your choice yet, I hope my list would be of help to start with.

Glowing Green: Organic Smoothie Recipe

This is called ‘glowing green’ because it refers to organic ingredients. Green because it pertains to healthy living which means that food ingestion comes naturally from organic food additions. This is why a smoothie becomes a healthy source of vitamins, good for everyone’s health. This is easy to prepare in just few steps, let us start making our organic smoothie at home using this simple recipe:

Prepare the following Ingredients:

Juice ½ Organic Lemon
Water 1 ½ Cups
Organic Apple 1 piece cored and sliced
Organic Pear 1 piece cored and sliced
Organic Banana 1 piece
Organic Celery 3-4 stalks
Organic Spinach ¾ small bunch
Organic Lettuce 1 head (sliced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Making!

  1. Prepare your blender on a low speed. Pour the water and spinach and wait until it is mixed and smoothened.
  2. Slowly increase the speed of the blender, and then add the apple and celery. Mix the ingredients then add the banana and the lemon juice.
  3. Put in the desired container and serve.

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Like many others, you can also try this at home! Enjoy!

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

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There are several benefits of drinking lemon water. Lemon is known to have a therapeutic property while colas, iced teas and other soft drinks might be so tempting in a thirst quenching instants,  the sugar and calories it contains is not a good thing to indulge. One of the alternatives to thirst quenching drinks is lemon water which has less than 25 calories in a glass and most of all it is beneficial to health.

Water is best for the human body, plus a squeeze and juice drops of fresh lemon would make it more tasty and appealing to anyone’s taste buds. The combination of the two ingredients alkalizes the body and eliminates toxins. Drinking lemon water regularly gives off vitamin C, potassium, pectin fiber and calcium. It balances the pH levels in the body. The systems in our body are dependent on water for it to function properly.

Drinking lemon water is best in the first thing in morning and last thing to do at night. To an athlete, this is the best means of rehydrating after a workout because lemon water provides the hydration needed. It boosts the immune system, helps the digestive system, assists with iron absorption, conditions and clenches the liver, purifies the blood, cures common cold, reduces phlegm, strengthens the brain, freshens breath, aids in the production of digestive juices, dissolves uric acid.

The extreme benefits of drinking lemon water could possibly give hope to people who are suffering from health problems. People with poor health condition will not like the life they have, so as early as now, everyone should find ways to prevent diseases brought by any circumstances. Health is wealth but it can make someone poor by spending almost all of the time, effort and money consulting physicians.

Coconut Water Health Benefits

I’m lucky because I am living in a tropical country where coconuts are growing abundantly. If you want to sip coconut water on summer just like today, they are readily available on the local market and even on every corner of the streets of the Philippines. Coconut water is a very good refreshment that also offers a great taste and few health benefits to mention. Truly coconut is a nature’s gift. It is also considered to be healthy so there’s no reason not to love this buko juice (common name in our country)!

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Coconut Water Health Benefits

Aids Digestion – The naturally occurring bioactive enzymes helps with the digestion
Alkalizing blood cleanse – The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels within the body
Lowers blood sugar level – Sugar is so low in the coconut water
Antibacterial and Antifungal – It is known to have these good qualities
Anti-ageing, Anti-carcinogenic – That’s because of cytokinins in coconut water
Better composition of minerals – These include calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium

I could never find another drink like this on a summer, I must say this is the best option to indulge instead of powdered juices, sports drinks or soda.

Other countries are importing coconut from Asian countries, so if you are looking for an organic one I suggest you get this and delivered to your home. Enjoy!

Coco Libre Pure Organic Coconut Water has good reviews and satisfied most of its customers.

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Blendtec Yellow Sunny Smoothie

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So I went on experimenting what great combination of fruits to blend in Blendtec. This is very simple and all the fruits are available in your local market. I chose these varieties of fruits for one because they have similar color, two they are all sweet. So this one could be a great tasting and very good smoothie to drink up to start/awaken your day. Drink this on an empty stomach to easily digest them. Stomach can’t digest fruits properly if you are already full with breakfast. I named this smoothie recipe as Blendtec Yellow Sunny Smoothie.

For Blendtec users follow these:

1 cup water
2 bananas
1 1/2 cup chunk mangoes
1 1/2 cup chunk pineapples
2 peeled oranges
2 cups ice cubes

Choose smoothie to blend the fruits.

For those undergoing GAPS diet, this is good to go at Stage 4 where you are introduced to raw fruits. Enjoy!